Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
One of the most incredible, exhilarating & heart-pounding action films to come out in a long time, The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) is possibly the purest form of action extravaganza that has graced the film canvas in years which, apart from bringing a smile on every action film lover with its maddening depiction of blood, violence & insane fight sequences, also marks a significant breakthrough for the so-far-invisible Indonesian film industry to come into the attention of world cinema audience.
Although by no means it is a perfect film, but when it comes to pure adrenaline rush, thrilling factor & entertainment value, action films don't get anymore exciting, inventive or satisfying than this high-octane, full-throttled & top-gear action spectacle. The plot…
After months of reading glowing reviews, and two failed attempts to see it at the cinema, I finally got to watch it on the big screen and boy was it worth the wait. I was worried I had unrealistic expectations but the film more than met them. The movie is part Game of Death and part final level of computer game Streets of Rage 2 but with added guns, machetes and broken limbs.
Merantau Warrior proved that both director Gareth Evans and martial arts star, Iko Uwais, had great potential and we only had to wait one more film for that potential to be realised. The Raid is a proper balls-to-the-wall action film jam packed with bone crunching and innovative…
Hostias como panes en un edificio
I can't remember the last time I saw action this good. It's lacking depth elsewhere, but Evans has endless talent with the camera and the stunt work is unforgettable.
This is what action movies are about.
Violencia demencial por hora y media. Una de acción que no puede pasar de largo.
Houve tanto falatório em torno desse filme, que fui ver com uma expectativa altíssima. Que decepção! O filme é bom no que se propõe, mas pra ser "o melhor filme de ação em décadas", faltou muito! Tem bastante luta e violência explícita, mas para uma produção asiática, faltou criatividade nas cenas! Uma história um pouquinho melhor também seria bem-vinda.
The Raid is a Indonesian martial arts movie abbout a man in the Indonesian SWAT team and along with the rest of the team have to capture a ruthless crime lord that is on top of a 30 floors building full of criminals.
This movie kicks so much ass, the fights are absolutely fantastic, the last fight is one of the best movie fights I've ever seen, incredible. It's fast, dynamic and they have something that makes every punch and every kick feels super real.
The story is nice too, nothing too special or too complicated, it's pretty much: there's a lot of bad guys in that building and this team is going to take them down. It has some sweet twist in there too.
One of the best action films of the decade so far it gets 4.5 stars
A lot of hard work was put in to this uniquely made menagerie of MIXED MATIAL ARTS. That's all I gotta say.
With no prizes for originality but full marks for energetic action sequences is The Raid, a no holds-barred martial arts spectacular from debutante writer-director Gareth Huw Evans, who swapped his native Wales for Indonesia - well, I could not imagine him making the same movie in Cardiff. Evans has fashioned a star vehicle for Iko Uwais, Indonesia’s answer to Muay Thai expert, Tony Jaa, who as police officer, Rama, spends the film’s ninety minute running time kicking butt for his country.
Set in a Jakarta tenement building, it describes an ill-fated police attempt to apprehend a known villain. Dozens of cops go in, corpses fly out. Rama is one of a handful of police making his way to the villain’s…
A really good action flick featuring some really good stunts and fight choreography. The story is bit on the simplistic side though, to say the very least.
AV Club's 100 best films of the decade thus far.
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…